Kovacs on the corner (1952)
Topics Classic TV
, Live TV
, 1950's Television
, Ernie Kovacs
, Edie Adams
, Dave Appell Trio
, Daytime Television
Episode of "Kovacs on the corner".
Run time 29 minutes 22 secondsAudio/Visual sound, color
The show aired on NBC, weekdays 11:30-12:00am for three months, beginning January 1952.
March 28, 2013
Amazing what a good comedic mind can make out of a paper lawn bag. Maybe the problem with today's tv comedy is too much big money...(and the fact they're not doing it live).
December 6, 2012
early tv took chances not seen again for years
It's fun to watch tv before it was dumbed down for children's viewing. And it's fun to see former radio stars discovering how to utilize the new medium.
This has Edie Adama when she was married to Ernie Kovacs and looked innocently girlish rather than like a sexpot.
The singing talent in this is top notch. I wonder if singing in early live tv was to a recording or was live, or a combination of both with live intro and the rest recorded.
July 1, 2011
"It's been real"
Five songs and comedy filler. The live performance atmosphere makes it feel comfortable. Surprised that the closing expression was used 60 years ago.
February 9, 2011
Edie Adams Captivating on "Kovacs On The Corner"
A good program from 1952. Edie Adams was terrific! Ernie Kovacs did well with his comedy. The audio was good with the visual less so. This was well worth watching for an early television experience.
June 4, 2010
Misunderstood and misrepresented
It's a shame Ernie Kovacs is best known today for a quote he never made.
He seemingly hosted many series, some of which were short-lived, and most poorly-preserved. Here we see him being funny on a low budget. I really like the spoof "food" commercial. Edie Adams was hot.